Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (29-0-1) has been handed a two-month suspension following his Saturday night win over Sweden’s Otto Wallin.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission has said that “The Gypsy King” is not allowed any contact until at least October 30 and is suspended until November 14. The Brit boxer fought one of the toughest bouts of his pro career this past weekend. He suffered two horrific cuts on his right eye, but he still managed to win via UD.
However, the suspensions are a standard procedure and the ban won’t have any effect on the “scheduled” rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.
Frank Warren gave an update on the condition of his top fighter after the fight:
“The doctor said it was a clean-cut so it doesn’t need microsurgery inside and he said it would stitch well.
“Fingers crossed it will be alright. He has five months until February and we will see what happens. Of course, he does need a rest because he has been in camp for a year.
“He has a cut, he can’t train with a cut. All he has got to do is maintain a decent weight to work on for when he can be in the gym back sparring. It won’t stop him running, it won’t stop him doing other things. He needs a rest, he needs a break with his family. He will have a couple of months off and three months to prepare for the fight.”